Almond Poppy Seed French Toast
1 loaf day old bread I used poppy seed brioche
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp almond extract more to taste
butter for the griddle
Slice the bread in nice thick slices
Whisk the eggs in a wide shallow dish, a pie plate works well. Make sure to get the eggs completely beaten. Whisk in the buttermilk, sugar, poppy seeds, and extract and blend until the sugar is dissolved.
Heat a griddle and butter it well.
Soak each piece of bread in the batter before placing it on the griddle. It will only take a short soak on each side, you don’t want it completely mushy inside.
Cook the bread until it is golden on each side, and hot throughout. Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, and some sliced almonds on top. Dust with powdered sugar for a fancier presentation.
You won’t use the whole loaf, so double the recipe to feed more.